Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

My Name Is Georgia: A Portrait by Jeanette Winter

4.0 out of 5 stars For all ages, March 20, 2000
By A Customer
While the text is simple, the message is suitable for children of all ages. Not just a book for budding artists, but a wonderful book for any child who has contemplated following his or her own dream instead of following the masses. The illustrations are beautiful and the book as a whole is inspiring.

5.0 out of 5 stars An Artist Who Saw the World in a Unique Way....., February 3, 2002

Georgia O'Keeffe was always different..."I did things other people don't do." She didn't dress like the other young girls, or wear her hair in braids, and she was content to be alone..."I was satisfied to be all by myself." From an early age knew she wanted to be an artist..."Maybe I could make something beautiful..." Jeanette Winter takes us on the journey of Georgia O'Keeffe's remarkable life, from her birth in Wisconsin in 1887, to art school in Chicago and New York, and then on to her years of painting in Texas, New York City, and finally the New Mexican desert. Her simple, spare prose, complete with quotations from Georgia's own writings, is engaging, and complemented by charming and evocative illustrations that enhance the story. Georgia O'Keeffe loved the sky, sunset, red hills, flowers, and bones, and she painted the world around her BIG, so that people would see it the way she did. Perfect for kids 6-10, My Name Is Georgia is a lovely introductory biography that will whet the appetite of young art lovers everywhere, and brings home the important message...Never be afraid to follow your dream.

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